August 2016 Employees of the Month, Paul Martin

Paul Martin
Missouri Veterans Commission

August 2016

Paul Martin, Cemetery Worker within the Missouri Veterans Commission, has been selected as the August, 2016 Employee of the Month for the Department of Public Safety. Paul was chosen as the Employee of the Month because of his heartfelt initiative to and his individual compassion for an elderly veteran who, while visiting the grave of his wife, became ill. As the veteran was physically at his wife’s grave site, Paul noticed that he was in immediate obvious need of assistance. Had Paul not been quick on his response to the veteran, who was alone for the visit, his condition could have quickly deteriorated. Paul’s actions were what we would hope to be common of all people, but especially more for those who are employed in a service dedicated to the care of veterans and their dependents. Paul is a shining example of how we all should respond in any situation where another human is in need.